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The advantages of buy-to-let


For those who are interested in long term investments and in purchasing a property as a buy-to-let, Mercury Group Luxury Estate offers several countries where you can do this and receive a better income with the highest returns.

For those who are interested in long term investments and in purchasing a property as a buy-to-let, Mercury Group Luxury Estate offers several countries where you can do this and receive a better income with the highest returns.

In order to analyse the market and choose where you should buy a property in order to let it, first we should look at the advantages. Buy-to-let is considered to be a secure long term investment. Although property prices fluctuate over the years, depending on the political and economical situation in country, at some point over the long term they should increase. Good things come to those who wait. Therefore, if you have bought a property and you have noticed that prices in the real estate market have dropped, do not panic. In several years they will definitely return to their initial price and rise further. The luxury real estate market is considered to be more conservative in this regard. 

Secondly, if you have bought a property in a neverending-summer country, then you will definitely find short-term tenants who will want to go there for a vacation. There are occasions when people do not want to stay in a hotel, they want some privacy, or there is no vacant accommodation in the vicinity. Therefore, becoming an owner of a nicely located and beautiful apartment or villa may become your best opportunity to earn a profit. The same can be said of chalets and cottages in mountain ski resorts.

Thirdly, renting out your property to tenants, who will pay your mortgage for you and also provide some extra income, is the key to a successful buy-to-let investment. If you take advantage of a low buy-to-let mortgage rate you could increase your profit even further, as your monthly payments will be lower.

Fourthly, renting a property is a popular lifestyle trend. Some people like to explore other countries and for them renting an apartment is a convenient option. Also, locals may be interested in renting on a long-term basis, either because they do not have the money to buy their own house or apartment, or they prefer to live in superior accommodation and pay rent instead of living in a flat or house they do not like. This trend is certainly an advantage for those who can afford buy-to-let properties as there is less chance of experiencing void periods in your letting. However, if a unit remains unoccupied, the loss of rental income during that period of time could be outweighed by long-term appreciation of the property.

Finally, investors can benefit from finding reliable, long-term tenants, ensuring that they will receive a steady and predictable source of income.

So, if you are considering making a long term investment and do not know where to buy an apartment or house, the following is a list of European countries with an average yield to help you decide:

  • Netherlands (EUR) - 6.57% (Average Yield)
  • Belgium (EUR) - 6.47%
  • Portugal (EUR) - 6.29%
  • Hungary (HUF) - 6.21%
  • Turkey (TRY) - 6.13%
  • Slovakia (EUR) - 6.07%
  • Bulgaria (BGN) - 5.99%
  • Malta (EUR) - 5.90%
  • Cyprus (EUR) - 5.41%
  • Ireland (EUR) - 5.34%
  • Denmark (DKK) - 5.16%
  • Latvia (EUR) - 5.07%
  • Romania (RON) - 5.06%
  • Poland (PLN) - 4.98%
  • Spain (EUR) - 4.96%
  • Czech Republic (CZK) - 4.69%
  • Greece (EUR) - 4.51%
  • Luxembourg (EUR) - 4.48%
  • Lithuania (EUR) - 4.43%
  • Finland (EUR) - 4.31%
  • UK (GBP) - 4.28%
  • Germany (EUR) - 4.23%
  • Estonia (EUR) - 4.21%
  • Slovenia (EUR) - 4.09%
  • Austria (EUR) - 3.89%
  • Croatia (HRK) - 3.58%
  • Italy (EUR) - 3.55%
  • France (EUR) - 3.22%
  • Sweden (SEK) - 2.88%

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